Much to the surprise of everyone, comedy classic Roseanne is headed back to the small screen soon, to the delight of fans everywhere. The show has been off the air since the 1996-1997 TV season ended, but with revival fever taking over and giving us new seasons of shows like Twin Peaks, Murphy Brown, Prison Break, The X-Files and Will & Grace (to great ratings and lots of fan love), going back to Lanford, Illinois must have seemed like a good idea. The original run of the sitcom is still well-loved (minus that slightly bonkers final season) and known for putting the scripted TV spotlight on blue-collar America in a way that hadn't been done before and, many would argue, hasn't been done since.
Lucky for us, information about the revival has been trickling out over the past few months, and now is a good time to go over what we know so far about the show! Let's start with when, exactly, we can feast our eyes on the revival.
When Will Roseanne Premiere?
Luckily, unless you've been looking forward to new Roseanne episodes since 1997, the wait until you can meet back up with the Conner clan in the present day has been quite bearable. The show will premiere on ABC Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. EST, with what is said to be an hour long installment.
How Many Episodes Will Roseanne Have?
As with many revivals, not to mention shows that debut at midseason like Roseanne will, when the comedy comes back to the small screen it won't be for a full 22 or 23 episode season. When the revival was originally announced, eight episodes were ordered by ABC. But, after the powers-that-be at the network saw how things were developing on the new episodes, they decided, in November 2017, to order an additional episode of the new show. So, this means that we'll get nine new episodes full of that crazy cackle to feast our eyes and ears on.
What Have We Seen From Roseanne?
Since the debut of the revival is coming up fast and furious, the production has finally given us a good look at what we can expect when Roseanne returns to the small screen in the form of the above trailer. It starts with some views of the old days, but launches into clips from upcoming episodes that show off how little will have really changed for the Conners, including kids asking their parents for money and lots of that iconic laugh. Oh, and, for some reason, there will be a cake eating contest, so there's no reason to fear that things in Lanford won't be as wacky as usual.